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Diabetes drug could help treat Alzheimer's disease

January 02, 2018 07:05 PM

There is hopeful news on Alzheimer's disease. Researchers now say a drug used to treat diabetes could reverse the effects of Alzheimer's.    

These findings come out of a study done at Lancaster University in England.

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Scientists studied lab mice with advanced stages of cognitive decline.

When given the drug, known as triple receptor, the mice showed significant improvements in learning and memory skills. They also had less plaque buildup and less inflammation in the brain.

Experts say if the same is proven true in humans, the drug may be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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